In a recent survey by the IWMF
and TrollBusters, one-third of respondents said that they had considered abandoning journalism; those at earlier stages in their careers were twice as likely to say that they were considering work in other fields because of the threats and attacks they received, in person or online.
The $20,000 (about 18,600-euro) prize was awarded by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF
), which has been committed to freedom of the press and supporting courageous journalists since 1990.
Katty Kay, co-chair of the IWMF
, said: "I am humbled to work in the same profession as these heroic women.
Women fared best in Scandinavia, where active labor movements and legislation provide a well-developed system of laws and other mechanisms for women's equality in the workplace, according to the IWMF
Maria Balinska has received a $20,000 grant from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF
) to launch a new media enterprise.
She has also won the courage in journalism award of the International Women's Media Federation (IWMF
) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) award amongst others.
Thus when Israeli journalist Amira Hass spoke in a tone of strong criticism and clear condemnation of Israeli policy before a gathering of American journalists at the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF
) lunch at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York, she both amazed and shocked those present.
The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF
) is soliciting proposals for regional coordinators to oversee research on the status of women's employment in news organizations in 15 geographic areas of the world.
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To illustrate that not only women are involved in the organization, billionaire Howard Graham Buffett (son of Warren Buffett) stated, "I joined the IWMF
Leadership Circle because of their initiative to improve reporting on issues of food insecurity, conflict, and gender inequality in Africa."
THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S Media Foundation (IWMF
) held its annual Courage in Journalism Awards towards the end of 2008--an event that recognises women around the world who report under dangerous or difficult circumstances.
The awards were presented by the International WomenCOs Media Foundation (IWMF
) which is based in the US.